Britain and the Republic of Ireland had a currency union from 1922 until 1979 when the Irish punt was floated on the world markets because at the time it was not considered to be in the Republic's long-term interest to be tied to sterling.
What does IRP stand for?
IRP stands for Irish Punt (Irish Currency before 2002)
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- Military and Government
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We have 295 other meanings of IRP in our Acronym Attic
- International Research Project
- International Review of Pragmatics (journal; Brill)
- International Review Panel (various organizations)
- International Roaming Platform
- International Rubber Products (Dominguez, CA)
- Interventional Radiology Procedure
- Intramural Research Program (various organizations)
- Inventory Reduction Program
- Investment Review Process
- Investor Reporting Package
- Iron Regulatory Protein (biochemistry, nutrition)
- Iron Removal Plant (environmental health)
- ISIS Re-Engineering Project
- Islamic Renaissance Party (Central Asia)
- Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Muslim State)
- Item Reduction Program
- Incident Response Plan and Reporting Procedure
- Information Reporting Program Bulletin Board System
- Intermediary Relending Program-Rural Development Loan Fund (USDA)
- Iron Regulatory Protein 1
Samples in periodicals archive:
Tanzania's foreign ministry wrote to the Irish embassy in September asking if it "recalled" that Ireland had agreed to pay the air freight charges of about 66,000 Tanzanian shillings (some 4,000 Irish punts, 5,000 euros).
Byline: Maurice Fitzmaurice YEARS after the old Irish punt disappeared in 2002, it seems there are still quite a few of them lying around under mattresses and even behind wallpaper.
Spargo, 41, visited bureaux de change all over the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands cashing Irish punts into sterling.
There was also an operation to change money from Irish punts into sterling.
Rowley also had 8,400 Irish Punts which, the prosecution claim, represented payment.
Joyce Makarova claimed in court yesterday that she asked for dollars at Heathrow Airport, instead of Irish punts, because she was confused and it was what her boyfriend told her to do.
Byline: JIM GALLAGHER HISTORY was made last night when the Irish Punt went out of existence at midnight.